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Criminal Trajectories: A Developmental Perspective

David M. Day and Margit Wiesner


This book is a nontechnical, accessible, scholarly volume about criminal trajectories within a developmental context. The book provides a comprehensive overview of criminal trajectories as a concept and methodology. It addresses the complexities, controversies, findings, and applications from the rich criminal trajectory literature. It synthesizes material from the current literature in a range of fields, including developmental psychology, developmental and life-course criminology, quantitative methods, and crime prevention, to illustrate the theoretical, empirical, and practical utility of c ... More

Keywords: Criminal trajectory, Development, Criminology, Longitudinal, Life course

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479880058
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479880058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Day, author
Ryerson University

Margit Wiesner, author
University of Houston

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Front Matter


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1 Theoretical Backdrop

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3 Debates and Controversies

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4 Developmental and Life-Course Models of Crime

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8 Implications for Policy and Practice

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